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  1. I was curious if anyone had any accurate information on HGST or Seagate drives 12TB models actually being available for consumer purchase. I realize big companies usually get the first batch. I'm hoping to build a new RAID in the next couple of months and would prefer to use 12TB drives. I might be able to get by with 10TB drives but either way I'd be best off waiting for the 12TB drives to hit the resellers.
  2. If this is reasonable in price ($1000) I'd love to build my next raid with one of these. It doesn't look like Adaptec will have anything new soon and I prefer LSI anyways.
  3. I'm frequently imaging from my laptop when I'm at a client. My laptop has a thunderbolt 3 connector on it if you think you can find a thunderbolt adapter to PCIe 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.1 (1 notch- not the older 2 notch connector)
  4. Hello, I image a lot of computers. It would be very handy for me to have a USB device I could put nvme drives in. I realize usb won't give me their full speed - I just need them for imaging. Anyone know of one or of any that are coming out? It doesn't matter to me if they are usb 3.0 or type c. Thanks.
  5. AUGGH - you're killing me:) I need to win a powerball lottery or something! And yes, if I did win some big lottery thingy I would blow probably $200,000 on computer equipment. Oh and a house in which to put it!
  6. Thanks for the reply! My dream is to have my 100TB movie collection on a drive the size of a stick of gum That being said I'd love to replace my 16 3.5" spindle drives with 16 2.5" ssd satas. Do they make 2.5" SSD sas drives?
  7. Hello, I store large amounts of data and was just curious if there were any good projections on how far away we are from seeing 8TB SSDs in the same cost per GB as spindle drives. I realize there is no way to see the future but there might be some good educated projections from people in the industry. I realize they do now make 8, 16 and 60 TB enterprise SSDs that cost as much as a car. I'd love to replace my current 100TB array (16x8TB RAID 5) with a much quieter SSD array within the next 4 years.
  8. Thanks for anyone interested HE10 - .50 Watts/TB and the Barracuda Pro .68 Watts/TB. I found this on noise although it doesn't list the hgst 10
  9. I've seen HGST mentions how much cooler and quieter their HE8 and He10 drives are but I have no comparison articles from legit sources backing that up. Anyone read anything on this? I'm debating between the HE10 and the Barracuda Pro. I'd like the quieter and the cooler but if they are the same I'll go by price.
  10. Hello, They've had it on their site for a few months now but I don't see a release date - anyone know?
  11. I'm in a similar boat. One, I found this link to let me know which are which. I'm not sure if the LSI 9361 has any impact on 4Kn. I haven't seen that much evidence that 4K is all that and a bag o' chips so I'm not sure how much it benefits me vs. the increased price of nearly $100 per drive.
  12. I need to order a bunch of SATA HGST 8T next week. IS there any reason performance wise to get one model over the other? Any news of a gen b?
  13. I do backups about once per week. That is about 1-3 TB of changes per week. I transfer over a 10G network and pretty much saturate my bandwidth at that time. The other issue is unfortunately where I live the difference in the price would allow me to upgrade just 1 month of rent and I'll probably keep this unit for at least 5 years so the amortization is pretty simple. Again if I could afford a huge home then yes, I'd build a big honkin array that could be as loud as a vacuum cleaner and put it in a basement but I can't afford such luxury so I have what I have.
  14. I understand your point of view however my living conditions are what they are and I can't deal with the noise of an array with a backplane - otherwise, I too would get 6TB drives and put them in a 24bay array as I find the Seagate enterprise 6TB drives faster than the HE8 drives. I would not get 8TB archive drives however as the new tech doesn't lend itself well to arrays. I do want some speed as I use them for a number of things besides the storage of my movies.
  15. I want to be able to fit all 12-14 hard drives in my tower. I can make a MUCH quieter unit than I can if I build an array unit as they require far more airflow/louder fans to cover the restriction caused by the back plane. I do not have a closet or anything I can keep this unit in so I have to build a very very quiet unit with at least 80TB of storage. My current unit has only 8 drives in it but the nice thing is you can't hear it from the couch which is in the same room. I'll be using even quieter fans in a MUCH larger case with better airflow this time although there will be 2 more fans in the new case.